Thursday, November 18, 2004

I can't vouch for the accuracy of all of these:

You've probably (like me) read this before somewhere ! and yes i have stolen it off someone else's blofg - but i do like these strange oddities about life - I find them oddly interesting - My friends and colleagues call me mad sometimes boring - often slaphead or baldy , fatty and cock - ooo gay too -(although im clearly not !) ~ So read on !

  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
  • So did the first "Marlboro Man."
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • And the best for last.....
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Now you know everything there is to know.

1 comment:

  1. I feel a strange affinity with reading these so-called facts as well. I am goinhg to try folding a piece of paper in half more than 7 times. Wish me luck. Had fun reading your posts, by the way.